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Houston Rockets News: June 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Houston Rockets: 5 options for pick No. 45 in 2017 NBA Draft
Thanks to trades, the Houston Rockets hold two second round picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. Who are five options for their number 45 pick?

Can the Rockets Stop the Warriors Next Season?
What can the Rockets do to stop the Warriors next year? At this point in time, it is all but certain that the Warriors are going to win the 2017 NBA Finals,

Houston Rockets: Team should take a page out of Astros playbook
With the embarrassing close to their season, the Houston Rockets need to address their most pressing need. A lack of attitude and leadership.

NBA News

The Warriors should stay together for a long time. Blame the NBA for that -
The new CBA actually makes it easier for the Warriors to keep their roster together ... and it doesn’t expire until 2023.

The Cavaliers would do anything to be down 3-1 again -
Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals finally made the Warriors’ dominance enjoyable -
Many of us simply needed to see them tested to see their greatness shine. Game 3 gave us what we wanted.

Kevin Durant is set to become the most efficient scorer in NBA Finals history -
If Durant’s numbers stay the same, he’ll have shooting percentages better than anyone else in Finals history.

LeBron James isn’t mad at the Warriors for signing Kevin Durant -
James, who aspires to be an owner someday, said if a team has the chance to sign a great player, they should do it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 6, Royals 1: Astros, Altuve break open pitchers’ duel - The Crawfish Boxes

McCullers and Hammel pitched to a stalemate, and the Astros offense again knocked out Kansas City bullpen.

Why Football Outsiders, Vegas Disagree On 2017 Houston Texans - Battle Red Blog
Much has changed for the Texans, but enough hasn’t that it’s guiding how people see the team’s outlook in 2017.

Tom Herman, Cover Boy - Burnt Orange Nation

Daily Round Up: June 7, 2017

ICYMI: Catch up on the tweets about the Frogs from the past week - Frogs O' War

As always your time is precious so here’s what happened in the TCU Athletics twitter-sphere from May 31st through June 7th.

State of the program: Wide Receivers - Viva The Matadors

We dive into the deepest position on the team.

Patriotically Enhanced Gamedays: These Kyle Field Features Promote a True American Experience - Good Bull Hunting

Let’s gear up for gridiron season!

Baton Rouge Super Regional: Q & A With FWTCT - And The Valley Shook

Justin Strawn from the Mississippi State SB Nation affiliate answers some questions with us.

TJ Ford completes a a long journey to graduation - Barking Carnival

The extended mix.

Dynamo’s Honduran contingent each get minutes in Honduras’ loss in Mexico - Dynamo Theory

Honduras were soundly beaten at Estadio Azteca, but the Dynamo’s Alberth Elis, Romell Quioto, and Boniek Garcia each got minutes.